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SACRAMENTO — Two of the nation's largest biotech companies — Amgen Inc. of Thousand Oaks and Genentech Inc. of South San Francisco — are fighting in Sacramento to keep a tight grip on some of their most lucrative drugs. At stake is a...
SACRAMENTO — A "Made in USA" label has long been seen as an advantage in marketing a product. Now there are in-state manufacturers that want to see the adoption of an official label that declares Made in California. State Sen. Ellen M. Corbett...
SACRAMENTO — An influential state senator has a plan to allow electronic billboard ads that are currently banned by state law — including pitches for beer and gambling — next to a proposed NFL stadium in Los Angeles. The proposal,...
WASHINGTON -- The federal government's automatic budget cuts mean there will be less financial incentive to turn in tax cheats. In a notice on its website, the Internal Revenue Service said it would pay 8.7% less to informants who blow the whistle on...
SACRAMENTO -- A key Senate panel supported legislation Monday that would dramatically expand Medi-Cal, the state's public insurance program for the poor. The proposal, authored by state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) and Senate leader Darrell...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history and winner of the Medal of Honor for combat heroics in World War II, has died, his office announced in a statement. He was 88. "His last words were,...
WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) launched her drive in 1994 to win approval for an assault weapons ban, the relative newcomer to Capitol Hill walked the hallways trying to drum up support. Now, as she prepares for a new fight to pass...
PolitiCalThe California Department of Fish and Game could get a new name -- the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with the official nickname Cal Wild in logos and ads....
PolitiCalCalifornia lawmakers shelve bills limiting their gifts, providing tax breaks for Olympians...
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Renowned baritone championed German lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 86, a renowned baritone who led a worldwide revival in popularity for German lieder, died in his sleep Friday at his home in the southern German city of...
PolitiCalA state Senate panel has approved legislation that would ban the use of hydraulic fracturing in California until regulators write rules governing the controversial procedure....
PolitiCalSingle-payer healthcare: A proposal to have the state provide healthcare coverage to all Californians hit another snag Tuesday in a legislative committee amid concerns about its cost....
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